Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

Mt Ninderry offers challenging alternate to Mt Coolum

The congestion that is taking over the Mt Coolum climb on Saturday mornings may soon force bush walkers to look else where, including to the heart-starting Mt Ninderry.

Mt Ninderry is almost directly inland from Mt Coolum, and offers a walk that is perhaps just a little more challenging than the well-worn path offered by Mt Coolum.

The mountain also includes the pit falls of any lesser known attraction – signage is poor and some pathways are not well marked.It also promises exquisite views over the patch work of farmland at Valdora, and stretching toward Mt Coolum to the east, north toward Noosa, and south toward Maroochydore.

However, that may soon change with major works, including a re-alignment of the walking tracks, to start soon.

“The upgrade of the Mt Ninderry walking trail is designed to provide an improved experience for all walkers,” a council spokes person said.

“The trail was established several decades ago and has suffered erosion overtime, making it unsafe.

“The new trail will not only provide new alignment to reduce erosion, but it will improve safety and views of the coast as you climb.

The new trail is shaded and utilises the sea breeze to provide an even better walking experience.

“Work on stage one of this project commenced earlier this year, which includes benching, drainage and step constructions, it is due to be complete by the end of June.

“Stage two has commenced with the trail expected to be formally opened late this year.”

Parking is good at the Mt Ninderry bushwalk, although limited.

 

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